Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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At the next peg the Queen turned again, and this time she said, " Speak in French when you
can't think of the English for a thing------turn out
your toes as you walk------and remember who you
are! " She did not wait for Alice to curtesy this time, but walked on quickly to the next peg, where she turned for a moment to say "good­bye," and then hurried on to the last.
How it happened, Alice never knew, but ex­actly as she came to the last peg, she was gone. Whether she vanished into the air, or whether she ran quickly into the wood ("and she can run very fast! " thought Alice), there was no way of guessing, but she was gone, and Alice began to remember that she was a Pawn, and that it would soon be time for her to move.